“Watches, Stories, and Gear” is a roundup of some of our favorite watch content on Worn & Wound, great stories from around the web, and cool gear that we’ve got our eye on.
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Time Spec: the Mark XI
This story from the Worn & Wound vault takes a careful look at what for many is the ultimate tool watch, the Mk. 11. Manufactured for the British Ministry of Defense by IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre, the DNA of the Mk. 11 can be felt in modern watches from those storied Swiss brands, as well as countless others. To a certain extent, the Mk. 11 has helped to define an entire collecting category (military watches), not unlike special Rolex Daytonas and vintage Patek Philippes. For fans of watches with military provenance, it doesn’t get much better than this.
People Can’t Even Agree on When the Decade Ends
Happy new year, Worn & Wound readers! It’s a new decade! Or is it? The question of whether or not the 2020s start now or in a year’s time is a surprisingly hot button issue, and this piece from NPR explores the ins and outs of the debate.